LinkedIn-ify Your Resume

If you’re solely relying on your resume to sell yourself to prospective employers, you’re missing out, big-time. According to a study by the Society for Human Resources Management, nearly 80 percent of organizations are using social media to recruit potential job candidates — with 94 percent of them choosing LinkedIn for the task.Continue Reading

Boost Your Career with these Fall Events

Fall is officially here, and the beauty of this season stands as a reminder that change is in the air. So whether you are looking to grow professionally, find a new opportunity, or expand your network, UMUC Career Services has something for you. Attend this month’s UMUC-sponsored cyber career fair, tune in to a career webinar, or expand your network by participating in Alumni Homecoming. Details for each event are below. Use the links provided to register!Continue Reading

September is update your resume month: Three steps to refresh this important career tool

Some people always want to be camera-ready, but for career professionals, there’s something even more important: being resume-ready. You never know when a can’t miss-opportunity will come your way. September is International “Update Your Resume” month, which makes it the perfect time to dust of this essential document and refresh it.Continue Reading

Careers with the Central Intelligence Agency: Get the Inside Scoop

If you’re looking to make a difference in your career, you might want to consider the global career opportunities at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The CIA is actively recruiting for the important job of keeping America safe. The mission of the CIA is to preempt threats and further U.S. national security objectives by collecting intelligence that matters, producing objective all-source analysis, conducting effective covert action as directed by the President, and safeguarding the secrets that help keep our Nation safe. The agency hires individuals from a wide variety of academic and professional backgrounds to serve in roles both in the U.S. and overseas.Continue Reading

Creating a Resume that Tells a Story

A standout resume tells a story of your achievements and does not simply list the duties you are responsible for. Writing a resume highlighting your success may come easy for professionals who have defined, measurable goals. However, if you are working in a role where your impact is ambiguous or not exactly quantifiable, this may be a challenge.Continue Reading